After studying this course, you should be able to:
describe and give examples of how self-assembly enables construction ‘from the bottom up’ in natural materials
explain what is meant by primary and higher-order structure in proteins and give examples
give examples of the range of functions carried out by proteins within cells
describe how a combination of strong and weak bonding within biopolymers and lipids is used to build hierarchical structures with common structural elements and finely tuned properties, including calculations where appropriate
explain how both positive and negative design principles must be applied to the design of molecular devices and comment on the challenges involved in attempting such design.